State sponsored attacks on technology companies have been among debatable issues in year 2015. After Google, Facebook and Twitter, it is Yahoo, which will start informing its users whose accounts as per it are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Yahoo’s chief information security officer, Bob Lord, said that the users will be asked to authorize suspicious login attempts, apply new passwords and take other precautionary measures if Yahoo thinks that their accounts have been attacked.
A new 911 dispatcher helped a Utah woman Kristin Allred deliver a baby as he was on second week on his job. Dispatcher William Kalaher helped the couple Shay and Kristin Allred as they called 911 for help in emergency situation.
Kristin Allred informed that they were really close to the hospital but she felt like she needed to start pushing. A minute after the couple called 911, Kristin had given birth to her baby. As her husband kept driving to the hospital, Kristin noticed that there was something wrong with her newborn daughter.
Weight reduction programs work differently for different people. However, soon weight loss techniques will be formulated depending upon the genetics of the person, according to a new study. This revolutionary step will assist obese people in achieving their desired weight. According to health experts, customized diet charts and physical activity programs will be designed for every individual on the basis of their genetic data. The approach has been named ‘precision weight loss’.
Crows are intelligent and have been able to survive in diverse and difficult situations. Past researchers have proved that crows effectively use many tools. However, a technologically advanced species of crows, the New Caledonian crows, have been captured on camera making tools which they used for foraging. New Caledonian crows were captured in an interesting video by biologists while they were making hook-shaped tools.
The landslide that caused a major mudslide in Oso, Washington in March 2014 has been termed as the deadliest landslide in the history of United States. However, a new research has indicated that the landslides in the region could be a recurring phenomenon. The study published in the journal Geology has suggested that the region might have witnessed a massive landslide nearly 500 years ago.
A newly-discovered shark species with jet black skin and a faint glow is a stealth master. The shark has rightly given the common name ‘Ninja Lanternshark’. It belongs to the Pacific Ocean, living off the coast of Central America in deep waters from 2,742 feet to 4,734 feet, or 836 to 1443 meters.
A team of scientists have detailed the new found shark in a study carried by the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. One of the scientists in the team said that the animal owes its different name to Vicky Vásquez’s young cousins.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have successfully produced Plutonium-238, the isotope which American space agency NASA was running out to fuel its Mars rovers. The success of project to create Plutonium-238 is considered as a major milestone by chemists and space technology experts. ORNL team has produced 50 grams of plutonium-238 and it will be helpful in future deep space missions.
In addition to weight loss, bariatric surgery as per a new study published in PLOS Medicine has been associated with improvements in pre-existing type-2-diabetes and hypertension and reduces risk of several obesity-related co-morbidities.
Continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant during the first few days of life has been found to improve the survival rates for infants with low birth weight. The study team found that infant death cases were down by more than 35 percent when there was more skin-to-skin contact between mother and child. The study was conducted by a team of medical researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Oracle has settled the charges about deceptive Java Standard Edition updates with the Federal Trade Commission. Oracle will offer the option of uninstalling the older version of Java Standard Edition software from their systems. As per estimates, the insecure Java SE edition is currently installed on more than 850 million personal computers.
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